National Democratic Congress (NDC) Eastern Province chairperson Samuel Lugomo-Phiri has apologized to his party members in the region for his failure to file for the Chipangali council chairperson elections recently.
Phiri who had announced that he was going to stand on the NDC ticket suffered a big setback on the nomination day because of the failure to produce a certified grade twelve certificate.
He claimed he forgot his certified grade 12 certificate at the NDC secretariat in Lusaka.
“I would like to take this opportunity to apologize to all those who know me that all is not lost, let us give them this chance our chance is coming,” Phiri said.
He refuted allegations that he was bribed by the PF not to file so that they could have it easy.
Only three candidates namely PF’s Million Tembo, UPND’s William Banda and UPPZ’s Davy Kapwata are contesting the Chipangali council chairperson’s elections slated for July 26.